Before and After

Home wares we own can at times be left hiding inside a cupboard for years – either we don’t like them, or they’ve been well used, or they are ready for the give-away or throw-away box. Sometimes these items can be precious because of sentimental reasons and it’s difficult to get rid of them.

A friend had a few items that had lots their ‘shine’ for various reasons. One item had belonged to her grandmother but was looking very ‘sad’. We couldn’t work out if at some time it had a silver coating on it or not. The tray was of metal but it was difficult to know what kind of metal. It was a little soft so possibly a mix. It couldn’t be used as it was but she couldn’t part with it, so I was asked if I could do something with it. Another item was a small, heart shaped trinket box. Originally given to her daughter as a gift years before,  it had simply lost it shine & needed to be recreated.

This is the ‘Before’ look

Here are the final results.

I’m happy to say that my friend was very happy with the results.

Recreated Treasures by Elena Perrotta

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About Elena

Mum to one teenage boy who has been homeschooled. I'm a decorative artist with a background in Interior Design. I love lots of colour, painting & generally being creative, all things beautiful, sunsets, beaches, sunny days, chocolate and bubbly.


Before and After — 14 Comments

  1. I love seeing before and after shots. The transformation of those items is amazing. They are now again beautiful treasures! How wonderful!!! I am now looking around my house to see what I can transform.

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